Propane is a valuable energy source.
But getting it is a process. Tanks go for a boat ride down the lake. Empties are light, so they get hand carried up the dock to the truck. At City Motors they become heavy with compressed gas. Back in the truck, the process reverses. A dolly moves the heavy tanks back to the boat for their ride home.
It's tough in winter to generate enough solar power to run electric lights for more than a short time each night. Even on a sunny winter day we only get about two hours of direct light. Our winter alternative is propane light.
In our kitchen we have a new Premier propane range. It has four burners and an oven with two racks and lots of room that makes baking easier than in my old oven. The pilot lights use minimal propane and make cooking quick and easy.
When we upgraded our propane appliances, we got a Unique propane refrigerator. It's a home-style refrigerator, but runs on propane. And we were able to upgrade our 8 cubic foot model for a 13. Now we have all the refrigerator and freezer space we need.
Propane makes off the grid living much easier. It's also an alternative in town for natural gas. Do you use propane? What do you think? -- Margy